The Yale Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation hosted seven international American-British-Canadian (ABC) Traveling Fellows in June of 2022 for a series of research presentations as well as shared New Haven area and Yale cultural, educational, and professional enrichment opportunities.
The ABC Traveling Fellowship is an educational exchange shared by a group of orthopaedic surgeons selected by the American, British, Canadian, New Zealand, Australian and South African orthopaedic associations. It is a prestigious, highly competitive, and sought-after honor that is awarded to leaders in the field of orthopaedic surgery.
Traveling Fellows present their research and act as international ambassadors for the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) as they learn from their overseas colleagues about healthcare and research in their host countries. During the even-numbered years, overseas Fellows visit North America, while Fellows from the United States and Canada tour abroad during the odd-numbered years. Fellows from the US and Canada will always visit Great Britain, but alternate Australia and New Zealand with South Africa during their tour as ABC Fellows.
The Fellowship was conceived by Dr. R.I. Harris of Toronto, Ontario during his presidency of the AOA in 1948.
The 2022 Traveling Fellows cohort included: Sujith Konan (hip & knee), Daniel Perry (pediatrics), Tom Quick (pediatrics), James Tomlinson (spine), Sithombo Maqungo (trauma), Joe Baker (spine), and Eugene Ek (hand and upper extremity). The Fellows also maintain a blog about their 2022 travels, which can be found here.